Dispatch from the Digital Planet: June 2024

Check out the latest research insights, analyst spotlights, and news from Digital Planet.

How Washington Missed the Boat on AI Regulation: Bhaskar Chakravorti

The U.S. Congress missed an opportunity. Instead, it published a road map that fails to address the key challenges posed by new technologies

Can ‘small’ AI have a huge impact in sub Saharan Africa?: Interview with Bhaskar Chakravorti and Abidemi Adisa

Tufts University researchers explore "small" AI's potential in Sub-Saharan Africa, where specialized models, trained on smaller datasets, can positively impact individual lives, like farmers in Kenya.

AI’s Trust Problem: Bhaskar Chakravorti

As AI advances, it confronts major trust issues due to concerns like disinformation, safety, ethical dilemmas, bias, and environmental impact. Addressing these challenges involves a unified strategy: training, empowering, and involving humans in AI oversight.

Getting Real About AI for the Bottom-of-the-Pyramid: Improving the Economic Outcomes of Smallholder Farmers in Africa
India’s missing jobs — and where the next government can find them: Bhaskar Chakravorti

We are staring at an employment crisis, which could get worse. But with policy support that could change.

With elections in at least 83 countries, will 2024 be the year of AI freak-out?: Bhaskar Chakravorti

Regulatory panic could do more harm than good. Rather than poor risk management today, rules should anticipate the greater risks that lie ahead.

What if Regulation Makes the AI Monopoly Worse?: Bhaskar Chakravorti

In 2023, AI's breakthrough led to Big Tech dominance. Regulators, aiming to protect, unintentionally fueled accelerationists' power, raising consolidation risks.

The Emerging Geography of AI: Introducing the Top-Ranked AI Nations (TRAIN) Scorecard

As competition intensifies in the global race for AI dominance, we mapped the emerging geography of AI leadership across four main drivers: data, rules, capital, and innovation.

Charting the Emerging Geography of AI: Bhaskar Chakravorti, Ajay Bhalla, and Ravi Shankar Chaturvedi

AI power shifts globally impact prioritized applications, societal benefits, economic sectors, data for training algorithms, biases inclusion, and innovation versus safeguards balance. 25 nations compete for AI leadership.

Unlocking Africa's job creation potential: Insights from experts

In an exclusive interview with Business Insider Africa, representatives from Tufts Fletcher School, the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, and Dalberg shared their perspectives on the critical challenges and opportunities facing Africa's youth in the realm of job creation

Advancing the Future of Work in Africa through Digital Transformation: The Role of Systems Orchestrators

Fuel African labor markets: Embrace digital shifts, empower 'systems
orchestrators,' drive growth for 375M job seekers.

How digital public infrastructure is changing the world: Interview with Bhaskar Chakravorti

In this interview, Bhaskar Chakravorti discusses the importance and future of digital public infrastructure with Hindol Sengupta.

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The Emerging Geography of AI: Introducing the Top-Ranked AI Nations (TRAIN) Scorecard

The Emerging Geography of AI: Introducing the Top-Ranked AI Nations (TRAIN) Scorecard

As the Global AI race intensifies, we mapped emerging AI leadership across data, rules, capital, and innovation.

Glass Ceilings, Broken Rungs, and Gummy Floors: Part 2

Glass Ceilings, Broken Rungs, and Gummy Floors: Part 2

Women remain under-represented in high-paying technical and decision-making roles in STEM professions – a scenario that exposes the Achilles’ heel of the entire technology industry.

Global Digital Inclusion: Progress to Parity Scorecard 2022

Global Digital Inclusion: Progress to Parity Scorecard 2022

The under-representation of women in high-paying STEM roles is a vexing issue that exposes a systemic inertia across the industry.

Digital Intelligence Index

Trust in the Digital Economy and Its Evolution Across 90 Economies as the Planet Paused for the Pandemic
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US Presidential elections: The challenge before the Democrats

US Presidential elections: The challenge before the Democrats

With four months to go, can the party elevate a fresh new candidate who can take on Donald Trump?

How Washington Missed the Boat on AI Regulation: Bhaskar Chakravorti

How Washington Missed the Boat on AI Regulation: Bhaskar Chakravorti

The U.S. Congress missed an opportunity. Instead, it published a road map that fails to address the key challenges posed by new technologies

Can ‘small’ AI have a huge impact in sub Saharan Africa?: Interview with Bhaskar Chakravorti and Abidemi Adisa

Can ‘small’ AI have a huge impact in sub Saharan Africa?: Interview with Bhaskar Chakravorti and Abidemi Adisa

Tufts University researchers explore "small" AI's potential in Sub-Saharan Africa, where specialized models, trained on smaller datasets, can positively impact individual lives, like farmers in Kenya.

AI’s Trust Problem: Bhaskar Chakravorti

AI’s Trust Problem: Bhaskar Chakravorti

As AI advances, it confronts major trust issues due to concerns like disinformation, safety, ethical dilemmas, bias, and environmental impact. Addressing these challenges involves a unified strategy: training, empowering, and involving humans in AI oversight.

Which Nations are the Most Digitally Competitive?: Interview with Bhaskar Chakravorti

Which Nations are the Most Digitally Competitive?: Interview with Bhaskar Chakravorti

Bhaskar Chakravorti and Anirudh discuss AI's transformative role in India's future, emphasizing its impact on healthcare and agriculture while highlighting public-private collaboration and digital competitiveness.

US campus crises: Are America and a fragile world order at risk of coming apart?: Bhaskar Chakravorti

US campus crises: Are America and a fragile world order at risk of coming apart?: Bhaskar Chakravorti

American universities face protests amid broader societal tensions, notably over the Middle East crisis and upcoming U.S. elections, raising concerns about global stability.

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